Swing to be King at Stockton Performing Arts Center on Oct. 16

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Suzé DiPietro
                        Performing Arts Center Manager
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4927

Galloway, N.J. - The Stockton Performing Arts Center and The Boilermaker Jazz Band is proud to feature “When Swing Was King - The Music of Benny Goodman.”  This full show features the best of Benny’s small band classics, big band themes, and great tunes made famous by Goodman’s Gals, and will dazzle audiences on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $32 and may be ordered online stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000.  The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance.  For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermaker Jazz Band brings the party to you! The band interprets the great American songbook in its own unique fashion, bringing the swinging sounds of the jazz age back to life. Familiar classics and rarities are performed by superb instrumentalists and heartfelt vocalists. From concert halls to dances, festival stages to elegant soirees, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm, this band can make any crowd move!

Leading the Boilermaker Jazz Band on clarinet and vocals is Paul Cosentino, a full-time bandleader/performer who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He regularly searches for new and original tunes to add to the band’s classic jazz repertoire — audiences are sure to hear something different every time. Cosentino plays an antique Albert system clarinet giving him a wonderfully distinctive sound.          

The band also features fabulous singer Jennifer McNulty, who thrills audiences with her smooth and sultry vocal stylings. From barroom ballads and not-so-standard standards, to hot and bubblin’ swing, McNulty’s performances add a touch of sophistication to the Boilermaker ensemble. 

The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major venues throughout the world — including Lincoln Center and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Summer Dance, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, and the Jeju Island Swing Festival in South Korea.

Everywhere they go, they deliver the good feelings that real jumpin’ jazz can create. Cosentino and the Boilermakers have recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs and have received rave reviews for their excellent live performances. The Boilermakers have been featured on radio shows across the country and overseas, including a National Public Radio Jazz Series that was broadcast on over 50 stations. The Boilermaker Jazz Band’s music was recently featured on  Fox TV’s hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” with a fantastic Lindy Hop routine.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair-accessible seating, large-type programs, and listening-assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona (Galloway Township).  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.